Parenting can be wonderful and rewarding, but it can also be difficult and unpleasant. Most parents
experience moments (or months or years) of feeling overwhelmed. There’s a lot of information
available as to what we “should” do as parents to raise “good” kids.
Parenting Strategy # 3
It’s a human nature to feel happy when you know you are valued and valuable. Parents can show
their kids that they are valued at home by giving them increasing levels of responsibility. Their sense
of responsibility can be taken a step further by engaging them in community service, whether in the
neighbourhood at school or somewhere else. Kids may not realize it, but having responsibilities is
good for them.